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State of World Population 2002

People, Poverty and Possibilities

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Attacking poverty directly has become an urgent global priority if we want to accelerate development and reduce inequality within and among nations. World leaders have agreed to launch a variety of new initiatives, including the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 2002 State of the World Population report is a contribution to the discussion and a guide to action. It reviews poverty’s many dimensions and looks at several the key issues, including poverty and gender, poverty and health, and education and poverty. It also outlines a framework and provides recommendations to meet the poverty eradication goal by 2015.This publication includes analyses, recommendations, and a wealth of statistics, graphs, and indicators.

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Overview

Attacking poverty directly—as a matter of human rights, to accelerate development and to reduce inequality within and among nations—has become an urgent global priority. World leaders have agreed on a variety of new initiatives, including the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This year’s State of World Population report is a contribution to the discussion and a guide to action.

English Spanish, Russian, French

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